Rich in ancient history, lapped by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Greece offers some of the very best in European cuisine. The country and surrounding islands boast some of the freshest ingredients in the world, with a host of regional specialties ranging from Souvlaki, an Athens’s street food staple to Cretan specialty, Dakos. My Greek Kitchen Cookbook is a collection of traditional and classic recipes brought together in one easy to read cookbook. There are so many delicious foods to eat in Greece, from flaky cheese pies to fresh from the sea shrimp; it’s difficult to choose just one or two dishes. Locals enjoy long meals, when possible, with lots of conversation enjoyed drinking wine, raki or ouzo. Small plates or ‘meze’ to share, provide the perfect backdrop for gatherings with family and friends. A meze isn’t meant to be a first or appetizer course. It's more, a selection of hot, cold, savory and salty dishes which can be served on their own or as part of a platter. A meze platter is the ultimate way to sample the very best foods of Greece and the islands. It provides the perfect opportunity to try a little taste of everything before tucking into traditional grilled meats, hearty stews, and seafood dishes. The backbone of any Greek platter has to be classic dips featuring fresh veggies such as eggplant, fava beans, and beets along with cheese pies, fried cheese, meatballs, veggie fritters and lots of seafood dishes. We have brought together a collection of Greek dips, meze, and traditional meals. These include Moussaka, Beef Stifado, Shrimp Saganaki and Lamb Kleftiko, all of which can be made using easy to source ingredients. Now you and your family can enjoy typical Greek taverna food in the comfort of your own home!